Michaela Coel Would Play Nina Simone, Under This One Condition
After months of discussion on social media about Michaela Coel's resemblance to Nina Simone, the actress finally addressed what it would take to play the iconic singer.
Your Stepdad Picked Most of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Again
Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars, and Nina Simone make up the Class of 2018, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe receiving the Award for Early Influence.
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JAY-Z's Unmatched Legacy Was on Full Display at the Meadows Festival
The rap icon's 20-year catalog rocked the crowd at Citi Field.
Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic
From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Colorful Minimalist Collages Preserve the Legacies of 1960s Black Icons
Rico Gatson’s collages of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, and Muhammed Ali celebrate black history.
Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power
Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.
Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and The Velvet Underground Will Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards
Other honorees include Shirley Caeser, Ahmad Jamal, and more.
The A-Z Guide to Every Song Sampled on Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo'
The rapper's highly-anticipated seventh album features everyone from Arthur Russell to Yoko Shimomura.
Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute
Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
Crate Expectations: Bradley Zero
The Rhythm Section boss joins the dots between Marc Houle and Nina Simone.
The Revolutionary Legacy of Nina Simone Remains as Relevant Today as Ever
Told largely in her own words, Netflix's new documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i>, traces the the legendary singer's quest for freedom, from Selma to Lagos.
"The Other Woman" Inside Nina Simone: Why the High Priestess of Soul Is Making a Comeback
A new documentary takes a masterful look at the complicated duality of the legendary singer.